Even a malaria expert needs protection from mosquitoes in Africa. Dr. Amy Bei, a Harvard-trained, Yale professor who speaks a gazillion langauges spends her time between Dakar, Senegal and New Haven, CT. When she’s not fighting malaria, she grows and roasts her own coffee in Senegal, knits and weaves, and is working on her pilot […]
Spot the SansBug!
As seen on istagram: @nicholsquarters, #sansbug #burkina. Can you spot the SansBug somewhere amongst the domes of Fabedougou? The domes are limestone rocks sculpted over millenia. They can be found 3km north of Karfiguela Falls in Burkina Faso. Here’s another pic up close of the impressive rock formations. By Maarten van der Bent – Dômes […]
In late November, the Canadian military contacted us for a rush order to outfit a team heading to Africa in a week with pop-up mosquito nets. We didn’t ask where they were going and they didn’t tell. A quick search on google revealed the mission is the Canadian government’s response to the Ebola outbreak in […]
Raw Organic Honey from the Newest-Country-in-the-World
It’s always interesting to read where and how the SansBug is being used in different parts of the world. Chris, Managing Director of LoneStar – Africa Works, an Austin-based non-profit is working with beekeepers in South Sudan to sell their honey in USA. He just got back last week after a month-long trip. Here’s part […]
Free-standing Mosquito Nets for Doctors without Borders
Now that Ebola has claimed its first victim in the US, more of us are concerned and worried. We find ourselves paying attention to the headlines mentioning it and reading more about it. But many of our doctors have been choosing to work in West Africa since the outbreak was announced in March despite the […]
London – Cape Town – Cairo in 39 WEEKS!
That’s like 9 months! Traveling with 25 other people in an 18-ton bright-yellow truck through 28 countries all around Africa is not your typical vacation. You will trace the rugged Atlantic coast skirting the Sahara desert, cut through the Congo forest, make your way over the Kalahari and up Table mountain, then snake along the […]
SansBug in Senegal
Researchers from Stanford University recently took the SansBug mosquito net tents to Senegal for a project on early language acquisition by children living in rural villages. Here’s a picture of two of their fieldwork team members. […]